Canada Winter Games looking for artists

The 2015 Canada Winter Games hosted by the City of Prince George invites B.C. artists to apply to participate in the 2015 Games.

  • Jul. 24, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The 2015 Canada Winter Games hosted by the City of Prince George invites B.C. artists to apply to participate in the 2015 Games national arts and cultural festival from February 13 to March 1, 2015.

During the 18 days of the 2015 Games, a professional arts and cultural festival will celebrate Canadian talent and demonstrate artistic excellence in a variety of disciplines.

The Province of British Columbia is providing $150,000 to help B.C.’s diverse artists participate in the arts and culture festival.

The Province of British Columbia funding will help B.C. performers from throughout the province take part in the festival, with a focus on artists from First Nations and northern communities.

“The 2015 Canada Winter Games Arts and Cultural Festival will showcase the incredible diversity of talent, perspectives and cultures that animate this province and make it such a rich and unique place to call home,” says Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

“We are expecting 15,000 fans to attend the 2015 Games and many more will capture the experience on television, so this festival will bring the spirit of northern artists and performers to the rest of Canada.”

“I encourage B.C. musicians, actors, dancers, writers, sculptors, visual artists, street performers and filmmakers to apply for consideration to perform or take part in the arts and cultural festival,” Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond says. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to share your art with British Columbia and Canada.”

Artists are encouraged to apply to an open call for performing artists at www.canadagames2015.ca/artists. Eligible artists include musicians, actors, dancers, writers, sculptors, visual artists, street performers and filmmakers.

Events include music performances, mural painting, ice sculpture and literary readings. Presentations will be held at a variety of venues, including a B.C. Lottery Corporation Main Stage in the Canada Games Plaza.

For more information on how to participate, contact Karen Jeffery, Manager, Ceremonies & Culture: 250596-2015 extension 218 or email: kjeffery@canadagames2015.ca.